EIN 59-0730067

Lakeland Christian School

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Lakeland Christian School educates students from K4-12th grade in the light of God's Word, equipping them for lifelong learning, leadership, service and worship. As one of the nation's premier private Christian schools with over 1,000 students, it is also one of the oldest and largest non-public schools in west central Florida.
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Program areas at Lakeland Christian School

Lakeland Christian School is one of the nation's premier private Christian schools. The institution was founded in 1954 and has over 1,000 students, making it one of the oldest and largest non-public k4-12th grade schools in west central Florida. Hallmarks of lcs include challenging academics, championship athletics, and award-winning fine arts. The School's primary distinctive, though, is the biblical worldview that permeates every facet of School life. Lcs is non-denominational, and School families represent more than 160 local churches. Continued on schedule olcs is governed by a 11-member board of directors and is accredited by the association of Christian schools international (acsi), the southern association of colleges and schools (sacs), the Florida council of independent schools (fcis), and the council on accreditation and School improvement (casi)all faculty members maintain professional certification in their fields. The student-to-faculty ratio is 13.5:1. 42% of the faculty hold master's degrees and 31% have taught at lcs for 10 years or more. The test scores of lcs students consistently exceed local, state, and national averages. Lcs offers 17 advanced placement and honors courses and 11 dual enrollment classes and 94% of its graduates pursue collegethe School provides 40 athletic teams, in 15 sports, for grades six through twelve. Lcs has won 25 state titles and has captured 26 runner-up awards. 66% of secondary students participate in athletics.the outstanding fine arts program encompasses nearly 500 students. The School produces a major musical each year, including students from across grade levels. Lcs also provides private piano lessons for more than 150 students. The band and choir programs consistently garner statewide honors.

Who funds Lakeland Christian School

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Harrell Family CharitiesBuilding Fund$3,025,000
George Jenkins FoundationDonation for Scholarships$400,000
Homer and Annette Thompson FoundationFinancial Aid To Families in the Discovery and Ese Programs$150,000
...and 7 more grants received

Personnel at Lakeland Christian School

Matt GreenChief Financial Officer / Business Manager$110,048
Michael SlighHead of School$200,911
Matthew DiazDirector of Advancement$110,387
Mr. Cory PetcoffBoard Member$0
Mr. Kevin KnowltonChair - Attorney, Peterson and Myers, P.a.$0
...and 2 more key personnel

Financials for Lakeland Christian School

RevenuesFYE 06/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$12,986,250
Program services$17,261,965
Investment income and dividends$150,272
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$13,063
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-1,281,760
Net income from fundraising events$-34,864
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$31,361
Miscellaneous revenues$122,953
Total revenues$29,249,240

Form 990s for Lakeland Christian School

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2021-062021-11-05990View PDF
2020-062021-02-26990View PDF
2019-062020-02-10990View PDF
2018-062019-02-21990View PDF
2017-062017-12-21990View PDF
...and 8 more Form 990s
Data update history
June 12, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 5 new personnel
May 24, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 3 new vendors, including , , and
May 17, 2023
Received grants
Identified 3 new grant, including a grant for $1,525,000 from Harrell Family Charities
July 26, 2022
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $55,000 from Givewell Community Foundation
July 7, 2022
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
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General information
1111 Forest Park St
Lakeland, FL 33803
Metro area
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL
Polk County, FL
Website URL
(863) 688-2771
IRS details
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
B24: Elementary School
NAICS code, primary
611110: Elementary and Secondary Schools
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